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Focus, yes, developing the habit of focus is a great habit to develop.

For those that might suffer from lackoffocusitisosis… try this (it was one thing that helped me to develop the habit of focus) :

1) Pick up a book that’s not one of your favorites, but not a “sleeper” either, this book must be 200 pages or more in length.

2) Read 10 pages a day, for 20 days straight (or until completed), no excuses, no reasons why you “can’t” do it etc… you must read your 10 pages a day.

3) Don’t read anything else on any one day, just your book. (That’s right, no blogs, forums, magazines, nothing else…we don’t want “shiny object syndrome” interfering).  Every time you deviate, you must start your book over again from the beginning (just like starting your business momentum over again when you lose focus).

4)  When you’ve completed reading the entire book, without distractions, it’s time to reward yourself…go out and buy something, have dinner out, etc… for completing your task.

If you can complete the above process (with no bullshit, trying to bend the rules, etc…)…you should have developed a habit of being able to focus on a task until completion by breaking a BIG task (akin to building a business) into smaller more easily attainable tasks.

Business building is by no means this simple, but by developing the habit of Focus, you’ll be well on your way to starting or increasing focus on your own business.

One is a powerful word.  Especially for today’s lesson.

One of the main reasons people fail to make money using the internet is due to a lack of focus when getting started (and sometimes when they continue after getting momentum).

When getting started…

You need one reason.

(for me it was helping to grow businesses and seeing the reaction on business owner’s faces once they achieved true freedom)

You need one skill.

(in the beginning, for me it was copywriting and a little bit of marketing…now it’s much more of a role as an online business-results coach and copywriting)

You need one niche to explore.

(for me, business owners that wanted to use the Internet to generate 1 – 100% of their revenue)

You need one method of monetization.

(sell my skills and knowledge to that niche)

So you can earn one dollar.

(did that in 2001)

Once you do that, you repeat and duplicate until you are making considerable income from one business.  But you have to earn that first dollar first…before even thinking about the “thousands” or “millions” you’ll make.


One and

Capitalize on it

Until you’re


That’s the one key that opens the front door to success, and if you’ve already started gaining momentum…the one key you must return to when you feel like things aren’t going as planned with your online business.

It really is that simple folks.  But not easy…as it’s extremely likely that you’ll be faced with 1000’s of distractions and seemingly better opportunities along the way.

Forget them.

If the other opportunities were so much better than what you are / want to working on now…you wouldn’t have them being marketed to you…you would have to go and find them.  People don’t share the “real” secrets for $47 in an ebook…period.

So now, the choice is yours…

Are you going to F.O.C.U.S. and get real about your business…or get a job slaving away for someone else and line their pockets?

Until next time…

Joseph Ratliff

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